McLaren Construction Group continues its focus upon market leadership, customer relationships and delivering construction solutions by promoting group managing director Paul Heather to construction group chief executive and uniting all divisional leaders on the contractor’s board under the continued stewardship of chairman Kevin Taylor.

The move brings the divisional leaders, Midlands & North managing director Gary Cramp and UAE managing director Mark Stephen Hunt, onto the McLaren Construction Group board alongside London & South managing director Darren Gill and Major Projects managing director John Butten, while McLaren’s co-founder Phil Pringle takes the new formal role of vice chairman.

After 17 years with McLaren, Gary Cramp has led the Midlands & North division to an annual turnover of more than £270million. He has played a key role in building the firm’s portfolio of projects in various sectors and has aligned his division to provide construction services to the group’s development companies, McLaren Living and McLaren Property.

Mark Stephen Hunt has developed a profitable and sustainable business in the United Arab Emirates over a period of 10 years. In doing so he has enabled McLaren to deliver projects within the data centre, leisure, education and hospitality sectors, and built relationships with UAE-based developers active in the UK.

McLaren Construction chairman, Kevin Taylor, comments: “The combined experience of the board ensures the business continues to deliver experience-based construction solutions across target UK and international markets.”

“The scale of McLaren requires a strong board bringing together all the key divisions and functions of the business. With longevity on the board provided by Phil, who continues to support the business as vice chairman, we are looking for valuable input to decisions from our latest promotions, Gary and Mark, who have shaped the culture and growth of McLaren, helping make us an integrated and international company, active in key development sectors.”

“In just 18 months, Paul Heather has worked with a strong established team to refine our processes, win high-calibre projects and attract new talent, achieving a step change in the performance of the company.”